It is too bad that Mr. Menino is against the death penalty like the rest of Massachusetts. He is also against water-boarding. I'm sorry, it seems a little disingenuous. I'm just sayin' How should a Christian view the death penalty, HERE is a biblical view. Additionally Tom Menino is also anti-gun. I understand his sentiment, there are gun murders in Boston on the average of one per week. As we discussed last week in Part I, even licensed guns and gun owners are forbidden to have guns in Boston without the consent of the Police Commissioner. It is unlawful to carry firearms in any city building.
The latest murders included a mother holding her baby in her arms.
A similar incident happened in SC. This time the delivery man, who was beaten and had a broken nose, fired back killing one of the assailants. HERE is the story. And another man in a pizza shop in Charlotte, NC also fired back killing two assailants who were beating him. HERE is that story.
Because of the heroic deeds of one man, a doctor at Mass General Hospital is alive today. HERE is the story.
I am sure that most folks have made up their minds about the "right to carry". I thought I had at one point. What I am finding is that anti-gun advocates think that outlawing guns is the answer. How can it be as long as we have illegal guns. Sure, we could stop manufacturing in the US, and Sigsauer, Walther, and Baretta would continue to manufacture arms overseas.
I believe that gun violence points to some other cultural issues. Illegal guns pour over the southern border along with drugs and drug cartel violence. The two are tied together: drugs and illegal weapons. It makes me ask the question, because we've given up on the war against drugs, and the US really has put little resources into stopping illegal gun trade, in what type of logic does it make any sense to disarm law abiding citizens?
What do you think?